Sam Bolian Jr.

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

Sam Bolian Jr., 98, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away November 12, 2023, at Wyngate Senior Living.

He was born on May 31, 1925 in Brookhaven, MS, the son of the late Sam and Eula Summers Bolian.
Sam proudly served his country in the US Navy.  Following his discharge from service he graduated from Mississippi State University.  While attending the university he married his wife of forty-six years, Donis O’Quinn Bolian.
He joined DuPont and worked at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina with the Atomic Energy Commission.  With his promotions, he moved to the DuPont Washington Works as a Certified Electrical Engineer and worked with the Instrument Standards Commission.   He retired in 1985 after thirty-five years with the company.  In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Sam was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as an usher, deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.
He is survived by his son, Joe Bolian (Brenda); granddaughter, Kristen Hudnall-Bolian (Amanda), and their children Paxton, Ainsley, and granddaughter Jennifer Schoenhut (Keith) and their children,n Jonah, Elijah, Samuel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Donis O’Quinn Bolian in 1994, and second wife Mary Douglass Bolian in 2008.
The family received friends at Leavitt Funeral Home on Thursday as they remembered Sam.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wyngate and Amedisys Hospice for all their care and compassion.
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